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Age discrimination: "younger" in job specification enough to shift burden of proof to employer

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age discrimination | burden of proof | redundancy | protective award

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the use of the word "younger" in the person specification for the job vacancy that had been created after the claimant had been dismissed was sufficient to raise the suspicion of age discrimination and shift the burden of proof to the employer.